Text: Anonymous, “[Notice of The Narrative of A. G. Pym],” Waldie's Select Circulating Library (Philadelphia, PA), Part II, no. 6, August 7, 1838, p. 3, col. 2


[page 3, unnumbered, col. 2, continued:]

Pym's Narrative. — The Harpers have published a 12mo volume with the following title:

“The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, of Nantucket, comprising the details of a mutiny and atrocious butchery on board the American brig Grampus, on her way to the south seas, in the month of June, 1827; with an account of the recapture of the vessel by the survivors; their shipwreck and subsequent horrible sufferings from famine; their deliverance by means of the British schooner Jane Guy; the brief cruise of this latter vessel in the Antarctic ocean; her capture, and the massacre of her crew among a group of islands in the eighty-fourth parallel of southern latitude; together with the incredible adventures and discoveries still farther south to which that distressing calamity gave rise.”

Part or all of this was published in the Southern Literary Messenger, and we are free to say it is a very ingenious affair — between Robinson Crusoe and Sir Edward Seaward. The air of truth is much like old Robinson, and the interest is very deep.





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